Fix This PC Can’t be Upgraded to Windows 10 (May Update, version 1903)

The error “This PC Can’t be Upgraded to Windows 10” occurs when I try to update the Windows 10 using Windows 10 Update Assistant app instead of regular update method from Windows Settings.

Why I used Windows 10 Update Assistant app?

I was trying to update my Windows 10 to the new version because May 2019 update comes with new features, bug fixes, improvements in system performances. Like I was trying to download from Settings > Update & Security section and keep checking for May 2019 update to install it on my PC. But, I unable to see version 1903 update there and it’s saying You’re up to date. So I decided to use the Update Assistant app, you also might not see this update through regular Windows update settings and the might be the reason you are here.

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If you don’t want to use Update Assistant app then you can clean install Windows 10 or see a section of this guide where we cover how to troubleshoot update If It’s not showing in the Windows updates.

While I was using Windows 10 Update Assistant for upgrading to Windows 10 May update 2019 (Version 1903), I was facing that error showing below in the screenshot, you might also facing this error.

 

What needs your attention?
The following things need your attention to continue the installation and keep your Windows settings, personal files, and apps.

This PC can’t be upgraded to Windows 10.
You PC has hardware that isn’t ready for this version of Windows 10. No action is needed; windows update will offer this version of Windows 10 automatically once the issue has been resolved.

Fix This PC can’t be upgraded to Windows 10 error

This error occurs when you try to upgrade your Windows to only Windows 10 May update 2019 because in this update Windows won’t allow updating while you have connected an external USB drive, SD card or UFS card attached to your computer or laptop. This caused by inappropriate drive reassignment during installation.

To solve this error, you just need to unplug all the external drive and try again, your Windows will proceed normally and you will see you won’t face this error again.

If you do the above steps and still facing this error and really want to install the latest Windows version then you may consider clean install Windows 1o. If you face another kind of error while upgrading to Windows 10 May update 2019 version 1903, let us know through comments below and we will try to solve your error.

 

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